Ulster scientists claim prostate cancer ‘discovery’

Ulster University scientists claim prostate cancer 'discovery'

  • Only 22% of men diagnosed with advanced stage four prostate cancer survive for five years.
  • Ulster University (UU) scientists have declared a “significant” discovery in the treatment of prostate cancer.
  • “By combining hormone therapy with this new drug, we have for the first time discovered a way to destroy these resistant cells that may otherwise lead to relapse or the spread of cancer cells.”
  • “Hormone therapy is an effective treatment but its success with more resistant cancer cells is limited,” said Dr McKenna.
  • Prostate cancer treatment ‘not always needed’

Ulster University scientists declare a ‘significant’ discovery in the treatment of prostate cancer.
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CNN severs ties with Donna Brazile after she fed debate questions to Hillary Clinton  

  • The network said the move happened on Oct. 14, after WikiLeaks first released emails stolen from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta that showed Brazile had sent along questions to Clinton’s campaign.
  • CNN cuts ties with Donna Brazile after she leaked questions
  • CNN severs ties with Donna Brazile after she fed debate questions to Hillary Clinton
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  • We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor,” CNN spokeswoman Lauren Pratapas said in a statement.

CNN has accepted Donna Brazile’s resignation as a contributor after new hacked emails showed she tipped off Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
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CNN Shows Debate Cheater Donna Brazile The Front Door; Who’s Next?

  • The emails released today show she shared another question with the Clinton campaign before the CNN debate with Sanders.
  • Leaked Clinton campaign emails released by WikiLeaks earlier this month and Monday show that Brazile shared questions with the Clinton camp before a March primary debate and a town hall.
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Sons ‘fear talking to their fathers about mental health’

  • Sons ‘fear talking to their fathers about mental health’
  • The survey suggested that when fathers had encouraged their sons to be open about their mental health, 70% of teenagers were comfortable enough to do so.
  • The mental health awareness campaign, run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, said the findings showed that young men take cues from their fathers when it comes to their attitudes towards mental health.
  • “If we can break the negative cycle of men feeling unable to speak out, we can create a new generation of men who no longer feel isolated, ashamed and unable to reach out for the help that they, and everyone around them, needs to successfully manage their mental health.”
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Sons fear talking to their fathers about mental health issues, charity survey suggests.
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  • Over the course of her treatment she has recorded four video diaries to try and demystify the process, which can be watched below.
  • Victoria’s breast cancer diary

Victoria Derbyshire’s breast cancer diary
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A Diet High In Fiber May Help Protect Against Breast Cancer : The Salt : NPR

More fiber at a young age may curb the chances of developing breast cancer later:  v @NPRFood

  • A Diet High In Fiber May Help Protect Against Breast Cancer
  • The researchers found that women who consumed high levels of fiber (28 grams per day, on average) had a 24 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer before menopause, compared with women who ate low levels of fiber (14 grams per day, on average).
  • [suggesting] that the more fiber you eat during your high school years, the lower your risk is in developing breast cancer,” says Kimberly Blackwell, a breast cancer specialist at the Duke Cancer Center.
  • Prior studies have shown dietary fiber can protect against colorectal cancer and may lower the risks of diabetes and heart disease.
  • The fiber-rich foods altogether offer about 28.5 grams, or a woman’s daily recommended intake.

Eating fruits, vegetables, grains and beans high in fiber can help keep us healthy. A study finds yet another benefit: Women on a high-fiber diet had a lower risk of developing breast cancer.
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Former Smokers: What’s Your Risk for Lung Cancer?

“85 percent of lung cancer cases are smoking-related,” says a Johns Hopkins expert.

  • You can’t help wondering if your old habits might have left you with a higher risk of lung cancer.
  • As a former smoker, your risk is lower than that of a current smoker, but unfortunately, the risk of cancer remains higher than a nonsmoker.
  • Just living with a smoker increases your chance of developing lung cancer or heart disease from secondhand smoke by as much as 30 percent.
  • The choice to quit smoking is one of the best health decisions you can make.
  • Understanding the risk factors for heart disease can help you decide to take charge of your health, according to Johns Hopkins research.


Find a doctor at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center or Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.
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Hundreds march ‘to save children’s heart surgery’ at Leicester hospital

Hundreds march 'to save children's heart surgery' at Leicester hospital

  • Children’s heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital to stop
  • Hundreds of people marched through Leicester to protest against plans to stop children’s heart surgery at a city hospital.
  • Hundreds march ‘to save children’s heart surgery’ at Leicester hospital
  • Heart surgery: Three hospitals told to stop complex treatment
  • March organiser Steve Score, whose son had open heart surgery at the hospital last year, said: “NHS England’s justifications are wrong.

Hundreds of people march through Leicester in protest at plans to stop children’s heart surgery at a city hospital.
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Daily sugary drink habit increases risk of type 2 diabetes, heart attack, stroke

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  • Sugar-sweetened drinks increase risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke (UPI)
  • Read American College of Cardiology press release: New research exposes the health risks of fructose and sugary drinks
  • In the new paper, which reviewed recent epidemiological studies and meta-analyses of these studies, the researchers found that people who consumed one or two sugary drinks a day had a 35% increase in risk for heart attack or fatal heart disease, a 16% increase in risk for stroke, and a 26% increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, when compared with people who drank fewer sugar-sweetened beverages.
  • Drinking one or two daily sugar-sweetened beverages can lead to excess weight gain and a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease , according to a new study by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Drinking one or two daily sugar-sweetened beverages can lead to excess weight gain and a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In the most comprehensive review of the evidence on the health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages to date, the researchers also took a closer look at the unique role that the sweetener fructose may play in the development of these conditions.
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Halloween Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Global Disease Costumes? : Goats and Soda : NPR

  • And if you’re curious about our name, Goats and Soda, ‘s the story.
  • We’ll explore the downs and ups of life in this global village.
  • People have been dressing up as infectious diseases for hundreds of years, way before trick-or-treating became an American Halloween tradition in the 1920s.
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  • Take the quiz to see how much you know about global disease costumes of the past and present:

Costumes inspired by infectious diseases are nothing new. Test your knowledge about some ancient — and recent — get-ups.
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